Dr. Donna Newsome, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 70

Dr. Newsome
Telehealth services available

Albany Medical Center South-clinical Campus

25 Hackett Blvd Albany, NY 12208

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(518) 262-5756

Dr. Donna Newsome, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine medical school in 1979. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Newsome to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Newsome's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Newsome treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 53% of her peers

Dr. Newsome treats this condition more than 53% of her peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Newsome treats Anxiety more than 46% of her peers

Dr. Newsome treats this condition more than 46% of her peers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Newsome performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 38% of her peers

Dr. Newsome performs this procedure more than 38% of her peers

Dr. Newsome's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation

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Dr. Newsome accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
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Dr. Newsome's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Newsome

2.7

Based on 7 ratings

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    I had Dr. Newsome a horrible experience with her. The medication she prescribed for me caused me to become very ill and i was hospitalized multiple times. She did not seem to care. She did not listen to anything I had to say, she only listened to my parents. She’d make me sit in the hallway for 45 minutes, while she spoke to my parents and only spoke to me for ten minutes. She refused to believe anything I said and quickly dismissed me. She also refused to collaborate with my therapist.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    • Appointment was rushed
    • Didn't listen or answer questions
    • Didn't explain conditions well
    • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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    May 29, 2018
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    She prescribed an ADHD medication to my child. The medication prescribed, exacerbates other issues, which were made known to her beforehand. The medication made a low concern issue seriously chronic, leading my child into multiple MHU visits in one year, which could have possibly been avoided. Later brought to my attention, by unrelated medical staff, the medication has this reputation within the general medical community. She is reckless with complex cases and doesn't want them. Look elsewhere.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Wait times
    What could be improved
    • Didn't explain conditions well
    • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
    2 people found this helpful
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    Parent in Albany, NY – May 13, 2018
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Donna Newsome, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

    Specialties

    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Board Certifications

    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Psychiatry

    Education

    Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    Shands Hospital At University Of Fl
    Residency Hospital
    University Fl Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital
    1979
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Medical School
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    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Donna Newsome, MD offer telehealth services?

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    What are Dr. Donna Newsome, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Newsome frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Anxiety, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Newsome treats.

    Where is Dr. Donna Newsome, MD's office located?

    Dr. Newsome's office is located at 25 Hackett Blvd, Albany, NY 12208. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Practice

    Albany Medical Center South-clinical Campus25 Hackett Blvd Albany, NY 12208
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